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Better Brains

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month You can take care of yourself by taking care of your brain. It’s what makes you, YOU! Our brains are like any other muscle in our body; they need frequent exercise. The exciting news is that brain exercises come in a variety of forms. These include art, music, […]

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Dizziness and Vertigo Post COVID-19

Some coronavirus patients have reported prolonged illnesses and atypical symptoms, dubbed “COVID long-haulers.” These complications include heart damage, lung damage, neurological disorders as well as dizziness. In a survey of nearly 640 long-haulers, about one-third experienced earaches and two-thirds had dizziness and vertigo (Assaf et al, 2020). To date, there seems to be “no predictable pattern” as to

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Over-the-counter Hearing Aid Legislation

Questions about the new OTC (over-the-counter) legislation? OTC Hearing Devices Prescription Hearing Aids Fit by: Self Fit by: Licensed Audiologist Price: Average $1,000 to $2,000 Price: Average $1,000 to $7,000 Age: 19+ Age: Any Hearing loss determined by PERCEPTION only Hearing loss confirmed through comprehensive assessment Selection: Self Selection: Audiologist recommendations based on assessments and

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Lunch and Learn

Who doesn’t love to learn . . . and enjoy lunch while doing so? Schedule a time to learn about the correlation of hearing loss, balance disorders, and cognitive decline to many of the health issues facing your patients today. Schedule My Physcians Office Lunch and Learn Call 402-489-4418 to schedule!

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Diabetes Mellitus – Optometry, YES Audiometry, Absolutely!

Patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) have a moderately increased risk for hearing loss. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies range the risk from 18% – 60%. The micro-vascular complications for the ear include thickening of the basal membrane of the stria vascularis capillaries along with other neuropathic changes. This reported increased risk puts the need for a

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Participate in Research

Earn $50 while supporting a fellow colleague and her research. The details from Dr. Urbanski are listed below. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Adults aged 65+ with a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia Care partners (family members/significant others) aged 21+ of an older adult (age 65+) with diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease or other

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How do we decrease cognitive load for our patients and lower their risk of incidental falls?

Vision and hearing impairment are two of the most modifiable risk factors that when left untreated, lead to a higher incidence of falls in older adults. We strive to assess patients holistically, understanding how their hearing, balance and cognition affect their daily lives. Our plan of care focuses on preventative, rehabilitative and strategies for impactful

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